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bug#7464: 24.0.50; mouse highlighting vanishes upon unsplitting window

From: Stephen Berman
Subject: bug#7464: 24.0.50; mouse highlighting vanishes upon unsplitting window
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:45:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.94 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:00:49 +0300 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

>> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 09:43:52 +0200
>> From: "Jan D." <address@hidden>
>> CC: Stephen Berman <address@hidden>, address@hidden, 
>>  address@hidden
>> It probably has something to do with the fact that Gtk+ scrollbars 
>> aren't handeled by the display engine and we therefore have to force a 
>> redraw of the scroll bars at certain points so the scrollbars look ok. 
>> Presumably one of these redraws does something that triggers a redraw of 
>> mouse highlight?  It might be that a redraw of the scroll bar generates 
>> some X expose/configuration event that in turn invokes the display 
>> engine.  I'm just speculating.
> I think your speculation is exactly right.  Perhaps Stephen or someone
> else who has access to a GTK build could confirm that an extra
> redraw of mouse highlight is triggered at some point in this scenario.

Can you tell me what I have to type in gdb to do this?

> Anyway, I think it is not important (however interesting and exciting)
> to determine the exact reason which causes the bug not to appear in
> the GTK build.  It suffices to say that any non-GTK build suffers from
> this bug, and suffered in the past (Emacs 23 at least) as well.  I
> think this information, and the patch that cures the bug I posted
> earlier, is enough for Chong and Stefan to make the decision whether
> to install the change now or defer it until after v24.1.

I think it should be installed now.

Steve Berman

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